An amazing story about a snooker player

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I read this story today and thought others might be interested. A now-avid snooker player who overcame his handicap to play snooker …. rather unconventionally (to say the least).

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/no-arms-no-issue-for-pakistan-snooker-player-mohammad-ikram-1.5160702

Dave

Great story.
There were 2 high level players late 1800s to early 1900s both named George Sutton. One lost both arms in some machinery I believe as a young child. They were cut off above the elbows, He was George "Armless" Sutton, he played balk line and I think straight rail billiards, at near championship level, and traveled in a troupe of trick shot artists for years.
I have a vhs tape of it somewhere but I am not well. If anyone can find a link, I would appreciate it , I know Fast Lenny had some of the stuff in the collection, but I don't know, if this was part of it . There were about 30 hours of video originally ,
 

evergruven

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"We used to say that had he got arms, he would have been very happy. But now the whole world will be happy when they see him playing."

what a sweet story
thanks for posting-
 

evergruven

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Great story.
There were 2 high level players late 1800s to early 1900s both named George Sutton. One lost both arms in some machinery I believe as a young child. They were cut off above the elbows, He was George "Armless" Sutton, he played balk line and I think straight rail billiards, at near championship level, and traveled in a troupe of trick shot artists for years.
I have a vhs tape of it somewhere but I am not well. If anyone can find a link, I would appreciate it , I know Fast Lenny had some of the stuff in the collection, but I don't know, if this was part of it . There were about 30 hours of video originally ,

hi bc, here's a short clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDX6RzDvN7I
 
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